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UNTUEWN reports that transport union Untu (United National Transport Union) on Wednesday reiterated that drastic measures were needed to improve security at railway stations and on trains in Cape Town.  

This came after another union member was attacked along with commuters by three armed robbers near Bontheuwel Station on Tuesday at about 13:22.  The union's Sonja Carstens said that apart from the commuters, the train driver has been left traumatised.  She went on to state:  “When he got to work during the afternoon, there were no armed guards to escort him.  Remember Prasa announced months ago that armed guards would escort all train drivers on the central line.  He didn’t have any armed guards escorting him and this is what happened.”  There have been numerous attacks on train drivers, especially on the central line in the past few years.

  • A short report by Shamiela Fisher is at EWN
  • Read Untu’s press statement in this regard at Untu online

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